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DelBene now rural Whatcom’s Congresswoman

WHATCOM — Suzan DelBene is the new representative in Congress for northwest Washington. DelBene, a Democrat who won election in November over Republican John Koster, took office for the much expanded ...
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Lynden adding 3 career firefighters

LYNDEN ­— Using a federal grant, the city will soon add three more career firefighters. The Lynden City Council Monday unanimously accepted the $431,244 SAFER grant from the Federal Emergency Management ...
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For peat’s sake

LYNDEN ­— Somewhere very near this spot in 1870, Lynden’s first white family settled into their cabin just a short walk up from the Nooksack River. The Judsons didn’t worry about the peat soil then. ...

Lynden man finds $8K Rolex watch

WHATCOM — A woman in Hong Kong got back an old present this Christmas, thanks to the honesty and due diligence of a Lynden man. It was the $8,000 Rolex watch her husband had bought for her. Gerrit Nydam ...
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Ag-Watershed Project starting as pilot idea

WHATCOM ­— Even a pair of streams north of Lynden could be part of Puget Sound cleanup, while testing the idea of a “natural resources marketplace.” Plenty of different goals converge in what is ...

Calvin College lecture series begins in Lynden on Jan. 3

LYNDEN — The award-winning January Series of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., comes to Lynden again by simulcast from Jan. 3 through Jan. 23, 2013. For a third year, the Youth House of Third Christian ...

Lynden could get 3 more career firefighters via $431,000 federal grant

LYNDEN ­— The city could be getting three more firefighters in 2013. Fire Chief Gary Baar told the City Council Monday that Lynden has qualified for a federal SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency ...

Rep. Buys gets state House committee assignments

OLYMPIA — Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, has been chosen the ranking Republican on the House Government Operations and Elections Committee. Reelected in November, Buys will be in his second term in the ...

24 arrested in Sheriff’s sweep targeting gangs

WHATCOM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 12 led a multi-agency warrant arrest sweep targeting gang members, associates and other high-risk offenders living locally. In all, 23 adults and ...

204 turkeys given out through SSK Insurance drive

WHATCOM ­— More than 200 local families are receiving turkeys for a holiday dinner as a result of a drive led by Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance. The company, with offices in Lynden and Bellingham, ...